Hal Shelton (1916–2004), was a cartographer and an accomplished terrain artist, who started his career with the U.S. Geological Survey. Shelton painted many excellent natural-colour maps for Jeppeson Co, USA. The maps anticipate the detailed realism of satellite images, years before launching the first satellites.
A portion of Hal Shelton’s 1:5 million-scale New Europe map painted ca. 1968. Courtesy of Rand McNally & Company.